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 Post subject: Looking suggestions for pre-amps for "stereo" bass rig.
PostPosted: March 17th, 2018, 7:29 am 
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Hi,
I'm looking to put a modest 2 channel bass rig together. Practice/small gigs. Think Rick-o-sound with a dedicated amp channel per pickup.
To begin with, I have a stereo 100W RMS per channel solid state power amp in a flight case. There is empty 1U panel room in that case for another rack containing a couple of pre-amps side by side.

Assume I might want to use it in an average bass gig or as a soloist.
I'll be building the pre-amps myself.
Anything is possible, including tube types.
At the moment, I'm leaning towards copying some Sansamp DI types.
Apart from the usual tone & drive controls, there won't be much panel room for extras like compression, but I'd lean towards using pedals for fx.
If the pre-amp has distortion, I prefer growl to fuzz.

Keen on hearing what other folk would like.
Cheers.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking suggestions for pre-amps for "stereo" bass rig.
PostPosted: March 18th, 2018, 6:40 am 
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Maybe I'll clone an Alembic F2B? That would fit perfectly.
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PostPosted: March 18th, 2018, 8:30 pm 
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Can't go wrong with an F2B as a starting point...

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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 6:25 am 
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F2B was going to be my suggestion too.


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PostPosted: March 19th, 2018, 7:42 am 
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Cheers guys, the more I look into it, the more I like the F2B for the job.
Collecting the parts already ;)

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